Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In the Wings: The Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival – "Missing the Man." Meet Michelle Bonora, the director.

Michelle Bonora directs Missing the Man, one of seven plays that are part of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. It was written by Steve Martin.

Question: Why did you want to direct Missing the Man?
Michelle Bonora: I think it's a beautiful story about real people and real life. Sometimes people aren't perfect and sometimes stuff happens in life and there are bumps along the way.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about directing a 10-minute play?
M.B.: I really want every actor to have a time to shine and I want each character to have an arc, so we have to move quickly.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
M.B.: "shave my legs"

The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. All 7 plays will be performed both nights.

The festival is a Pay What You Can event, and general admission tickets will be available at the box office immediately before the event begins.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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